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Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 12:19 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Joseph ‘Jo Mersa’ Marley is known for his blend of roots reggae and dancehall, with several singles and mixtapes under his belt to date. The recording artiste, who has an inherited skill for producing, has pushed himself out of his comfort zone for...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 12:17 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Music producer and People’s National Party politician Patrick Roberts is in partial agreement with Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who used a recent sitting of the House of Representatives to criticise certain aspects of Jamaica’s popular culture,...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 12:17 AM

Marlene (Milnes-Fenton) O’Brien, the beauty who glided away with the Miss Jamaica title in 1955, passed away last Friday at her home in Fairfield, Connecticut, after a long illness, her daughter Sarah O’Brien, told The Gleaner. She was 83. The...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 12:17 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, recording artiste Ce’Cile rediscovered her zeal for music. She begun writing three songs a day and vowed to put together a body of work that will showcase just how much she has grown musically over...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 12:13 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Director of Contractor Music Group Sean ‘Contractor’ Edwards is upbeat that a major collab, which he produced by drawing on artistes from England, Mexico and Jamaica, has racked up a whopping one million streams on streaming giant Spotify in just...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 12:05 AM

The love affair with Jamaica was instantaneous for Marguerite Wibaux during her recent weeklong artist-in-residence stay in St Andrew. From forging connections with island-raised creative peers in the capital city, to discovering the intrinsic...

Published:Saturday | April 10, 2021 | 5:26 PM

(AP): Keri Hilson is projected to have a busy year, but it does not include releasing new music. The two-time Grammy nominee is preparing for the release of several film projects, and if that surprises you, you are not alone. "It took even me by...

Published:Saturday | April 10, 2021 | 4:46 PM

To commemorate the anniversary of Bunny Wailer's birthday today, Wailers Ltd announced the planned release of the Soul Rebel 50 album recorded by The Wailers Trio Tribute Band. The tribute band is actually a conceptual group of young artists that...

Published:Friday | April 9, 2021 | 7:12 PMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer -

Legendary deejay, Wade Brammer, better known as 'Trinity', has died. His long-time friend, Rodguel 'Blackbeard' Sinclair, confirmed to The Gleaner that the entertainer, who also used to sing using the moniker, Junior Brammer, passed away this...

Published:Friday | April 9, 2021 | 2:09 PM

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, have paid tribute to Prince Philip following his death. The 99-year-old royal – who is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II – passed away peacefully on Friday, and following the tragic news, his grandson...

Published:Friday | April 9, 2021 | 1:14 PM

NEW YORK (AP): DMX built a multiplatinum career as one of rap's stars in the 1990s and early 2000s. He made a splash in rap music in 1998 with his first studio album, It's Dark and Hell is Hot, which debuted No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart...

Published:Friday | April 9, 2021 | 11:53 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — DMX, the raspy-voiced hip-hop artist who produced the songs “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Party Up (Up in Here)” and who rapped with a trademark delivery that was often paired with growls, barks, and...

Published:Friday | April 9, 2021 | 12:19 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Staff Reporter

Even as the death of 2008 Digicel Rising Stars contestant Tiffany Thompson has shaken the creative community to the core, her mother, Carolyn Thompson, is trying to put on a brave face. She remembers her only daughter as somebody who cared for...

Published:Friday | April 9, 2021 | 12:18 AMStephanie Lyew - Gleaner Writer

When an actress can grasp and retain the attention of her audience, often leaving goosebumps as she plays a character, you know she is destined for greatness. Take a look in the direction of Jamaican aesthetician-turn-actress Kimberly Patterson,...

Published:Friday | April 9, 2021 | 12:18 AM

It was in the year 2000 when rapper DMX landed in Jamaica to represent at the ‘greatest one-night dancehall show on earth’ – Supreme Promotions’ annual must-attend event, Sting, and had such a great time that he stayed longer than his scheduled...

Published:Friday | April 9, 2021 | 12:17 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

Twani Price is a fast-rising dancehall artiste. Formerly an Instagram comedian, the 24-year-old has been creating waves on the local music scene ever since his breakout single, Honda, hit last year. The remix of the popular track, which featured...

Published:Friday | April 9, 2021 | 12:15 AMShereita Grizzle - Gleaner Writer

Artiste manager and marketer, Tara Playfair-Scott, said the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdowns have given rise to several young, hot influencers who in the past year have managed to manoeuvre the various platforms in ways that have led to...

Published:Friday | April 9, 2021 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Staff Reporter

Naomi Cowan is that artiste who knows who she is, what she wants, and is prepared to take that journey to get it. Undoubtedly the fashionista, her style can be sneaker-casual this minute and full-on hot-girl diva the next, but one thing fans will...

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2021 | 12:25 AM

Jennifer Lopez’s nickname was inspired by Heavy D. The On The Floor hitmaker has revealed that her infamous nickname ‘J.Lo’ was formulated by the late rapper, and after she decided to name her second album J.Lo, it “really stuck” and stayed with...

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2021 | 12:23 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Miqueal-Symone Williams is stunning, articulate, determined and resolute, knowing all the while that she wanted to represent Jamaica in the Miss Universe pageant. But it hasn’t been all sashes and scripts for Williams, who first stepped into the...

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2021 | 12:14 AM

WHITE PLAINS, NY (AP): Supporters and family of the rapper DMX chanted his name and offered up prayers on Monday outside the New York hospital, where he remained on life support. The 50-year-old was admitted to the hospital on Friday following a...

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2021 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Business strategist Mannin Marsh does not like attention. But as Ma’neen, the recording artiste, he puts on a show – one that hides the male character who is a socially-awkward nerd, he says, and presents a headliner. “I am good at presenting...

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2021 | 12:19 AM

Dubbing Africa as the continent that has his heart, veteran reggae singer Warrior King is looking to strengthen his presence in the place of his ancestral roots with a new collaboration. The track, Africa Love, chronicles the singer’s unwavering...

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2021 | 12:17 AM

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s first Netflix show will be a docuseries about the Invictus Games. The first project between the streaming service and the couple’s Archewell Productions has been announced and will see Oscar-winning duo, director...

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2021 | 12:17 AM

Singer Wesrok is seeking to establish ‘country reggae’ as a bona fide brand of reggae music on the international stage. “Country reggae is not a subgenre but a new brand, not quite country, not quite reggae. A brand new flavour for the masses....

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